Video Games Are More Useful Than You Think

Video Games Are More Useful Than You Think
In today?s world of video games, there are wonderful pictures, surround sound effects, and realistic graphics which encourage players to keep playing. It means when they play an action game or war game, it will have shooting shots, bloody splashes, decapitated scenes, or fighting movements. Unfortunately some people call these games ?Violence in Video Games?. The game causes negative effects to players. Many people say that the violent video games are make players to become killers or terrorists, which is not true. According to the study said that, ?No any exactly evidences show proof of the relationship between computer game violence and violence in children above the age of 8.? (Anonymous 1, 2002) Moreover, millions of people play violent video games ? Counter-Strike, Halo, and Doom ? and never commit crimes. Actually the video games have been established for long time ago ? may be more than 10 years before the violent video games became a mainstream industry around the world. Believe it or not; There are many benefits from video games (that many people think its ferocity) which give useful, powerful, and helpful to players more than one can imagine.
More than hundred reasons that make video games violent are good for people who really love to play an action video game. Video games create benefits for players both directly and indirectly ways. First of all, the clear advantage of video games is a video game introduces children to computers and the internet technology because nowadays most games are involved with the internet. (Farrales) Then the video games avoid drugs and uninvolved with gangsters. Because when children or teenagers begin to play games inside the home rather than being on the streets and join the gangsters, or use any drugs. Moreover, the players are training for cooperation skills between making their brain move fast to moving their hands, and having sharp eyes for catch up. Consequently, the players increase their potential of concentrating on entire ideas and a temptation because when they lose they will start again and again. (Taylor, 2006) Furthermore, today people are facing to many stressful problems in the work place, with colleagues, or in their environments. Thus the violent game is one good alternative for them to express and release their anxiety. For example, when a policeman gives a ticket to one man because he was driving too fast; even though, other cars were driving faster than him. This situation obviously by makes the driver feel very upset but he can?t do anything ? when he gets home he should play the Grand Theft Auto to hurt the policemen which he can do only in the video game to express his feeling, that?s all. Finally, the violent video games create communications and encourage skill sharply. While multiplayer games are being played, they chat or talk to other players to try to win or solve problems, or sharing information with their game friends. (Farrales)
Normally many people think video games cause violence and create criminals in society. There are many reasons that make them believe violent video games are not good for the players. First, the most common reason is that violent video games stimulate players to become aggressive. From the scientists? words, ?Person who played a violent video game showed an increase in emotional arousal.? (Kalning, 2006) It shows that the players gain passion effect from playing the violent video games. In addition, some players are having a social isolation problem while they are deeply addicted to playing video games which does not happen with violent video games only, but with every kind of game. For instance, the players be come engrosses in the games; hence, they ignore the real world. Lastly, it is believed that the health problems are caused by video games. There are a few problems about health. For example, eye infections are common because the players look at a monitor for too long; or body pains because the players sit for a long time while they?re playing.
Despite the stereotypes surrounding video games, parents should realize that they have many benefits, whether they are violent or not. The violent video games aren?t the cause harming society and players. Brandon Nadeau, the author proves that ?Since video games became a mainstream industry, around the time the PlayStation came out in 1995, the violent crime rate has less ? After Grand Theft Auto 3 was released, the violent crime rate was 30 percent decreased.? (Nadeau, 2005) It means that violent video games don?t have any effect on violent actions. Moreover, the video games could be more than a diversion and entertainment; they are an instructional media. For instance, the players can study geographical subjects, history classes, language skills such as English or Japanese, and academic skills such as remembering, inducing, memorizing, deducing, solving problems, recognizing patterns and mapping. (Pratt, 2008)
In conclusion, today?s vast violent video games provide advantages to players more than draw them back. Video games can help people improve his or her concentration and on the minute decision making abilities; however, the problem arises if you get addicted too much to the video games. For this reason a balance needs to be kept at all times. In fact, most reasons that affect to players? behavior directly to become offensive and belligerent people do not originate from the violent video games, but it comes from an environment and social issues surrounding players. Hence, parents should give advice and indoctrinate ? not too strictly, but not too flexibly. May be from now on the video games will become the main instructional materials in every class.

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